The Technical Education Department offers Electricity, Office Technician, Welding, and Sustainable Residential Building one-year technical diploma programs. Each program starts in the fall and is completed the following spring. Our students attend classes on a full-time basis so they can complete their respective programs in only nine months.
The Office Technician program prepares a student for employment in an entry level office personnel position. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Excel. In addition, students will study career-readiness, business communication, keyboarding, math, and presentation skills.
The Technical Diploma in Electricity prepares students to install, maintain, and service basic electrical equipment used in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. Students who earn this diploma from College of Menominee Nation have the opportunity to achieve national and state certifications, apply for apprenticeships, and enter employment as helpers in electrical construction and maintenance.
Completion of this program does not substitute for an electrical apprenticeship, but does offer you the basic knowledge to begin working for some electrical contractors as an electrician’s helper. Skills and aptitudes necessary for success in this program include normal physical strength, good manual dexterity, and the ability to climb without fear of heights. Normal vision, including color perception, is important. Students with vision concerns should consult with their advisor.
The Technical Diploma in Sustainable Residential Building Systems prepares students for a career in the residential building industry with a green building emphasis. Upon successful completion, students will be able to enter the residential building industry in either a factory or on-site construction setting. Within a framework of sustainable, environmentally enhancing practices, students gain skills and knowledge in framing and finish carpentry, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems. Potential occupations include: Stick-Frame Carpenter, Panelized or Modular Home Carpenter, Panelized Set Crew Carpenter, Electrician Helper, HVAC Worker, and some green-collar jobs.
The Technical Diploma in Welding prepares students to perform cutting with oxy-fuel, plasma, and arc air. Skill development using gas metal arc/pulse arc, gas tungsten, flux cored arc, submerged arc, oxy-acetylene welding, and shielded metal arc welding is emphasized. The processes of welding will be applied to various types of certification procedures and fabrication methods. Potential occupations include: Production Welder, Maintenance Welder, Job Shop Layout Welder, Welding Sales and Service, and Combination Welder.
The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum used in trades courses provides students the opportunity to be placed on a national registry upon successful completion of NCCER testing.
In addition to diploma programs, this department is always in search of new and innovative ways to develop shorter term solutions to the training needs of the community. Our ever-evolving workshop schedule is one of the most anticipated in the area. Qualified instructors teach workshops to prepare participants to meet the most current trends in area employment needs.
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